There's a thing. A taking-apart-and-putting-back-together thing. It's been hovering at the edges for a few years, but it feels like it's getting closer, more present.
I can't decide whether it's a positive 'all things are the sum of their parts' thing, or a negative 'we are all fragmenting' thing... Either way, there are a number of people making work that seems to live in this space. It's a style of work I really enjoy, a kind of simple/difficult thing; you get it, it's accessible, but it also has a heft to it, a weight at the bottom of it that spins it off onto a slightly less familiar trajectory.
There's two projects I want to flag up, firstly Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg (HintFM) with Art of Reproduction from 2011 and secondly Pep Ventosa's work in a number of different projects, including The Collective Snapshot.
I'm including a few images from the Art of Reproduction project and extracts from their methodology below, but please explore both their and Pep Ventosa's work further on their sites.